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The Man Who Wanted To Fly

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‘The Man Who Wanted To Fly’ is a feature documentary which tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn’t great. Bobby fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture.

But he’s never lost […]

Election ’18

David McCullagh and Sinéad O’Carroll present coverage of the momentous 32-county general election, which took place 100 years ago.

By using the contemporary grammar of a pulsating election results programme, these historic events will leap from the dry page into an imaginative and innovative screen format.

Broadcast 100 years on from the 1918 election, Election ’18 will […]

Growing Up Live

Science has always strived to understand the riddles of the universe around us, but the biggest mystery of all lies under our nose and under our skin. Understanding human bodies and their transformations across our lifetime has fascinated scientists, medics and bio-engineers for centuries. GROWING UP LIVE supported by Science Foundation Ireland as part of […]

Life After The Rising

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Life After The Rising is a social history, exploring ordinary lives in extraordinary times. The vast majority of Irish citizens one hundred years ago were not preoccupied with the struggle for independence. They were not heroes dying for Ireland – simply citizens living in Ireland.

Jayo

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JAYO is a portrait of the life and career of GAA star Jason Sherlock. From experiencing racial abuse on the playing fields of his youth and starring for the Dubs in 1995 to travelling to South Africa to find out about his father’s life and murder, this journey of self-discovery blends seamlessly with evocative archive […]

Players of the Faithful

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Players of the Faithful is the story of the 1982 Offaly team that famously ended Kerry’s bid to become the first county to win five All Ireland football titles in a row.

That day, Mick O’Dwyer’s great Kerry team ran out of the Croker tunnel with immortality within their grasp. All the while, the men from […]

Head2Head

Eamon Dunphy has been one of Ireland’s most incendiary personalities for 40 years. The archetypal  mischief maker, Dunphy’s interviews are characterised by strong opinions, occasional fiery clashes, tears, laughs and moments of honesty as the ex-Millwall midfielder goes Head2Head with Mick McCarthy, Robbie Keane, Ruby Walsh, Graeme Souness and Tomás O Sé.

Recorded over five nights in […]

Micko

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For a small country, Ireland has been blessed with some of the world’s best sports people and some of the world’s best sports stories.
But there are few greater than Mick O’Dwyer – a national treasure and the most successful manager in the history of Gaelic Football. Harvesting previously untold tales, this natural storyteller brings the viewer on a […]

Weather Live

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Weather Live is a RTÉ One live audience show exploring Ireland’s favourite obsession – the weather.

Broadcast from a live studio hub at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Weather Live broadcasts for three consecutive nights. Presenter Kathyrn Thomas is joined by a host of live studio guests and Met Éireann meteorologists, amongst them Gerald Fleming, Evelyn Cusack and Joanna Donnelly, […]

All Ireland Day: The Hurling Final

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The All Ireland hurling final is a sporting occasion unlike any other. It takes narratives of Irish history, folklore and culture and plays them out in Croke Park in front of the world. It’s a day when the people of Ireland come together regardless of county colours, where the shared occasion becomes as important as […]

Blues Sisters

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From 2014-2016 – for three years in a row – the All Ireland Ladies Football final was contested between Dublin and Cork. And for three years in a row, Dublin were pipped at the post. The Dublin team had become the heartbreaking ‘nearly story’ of Ladies GAA.

Then – at the beginning of 2017 – a […]

Giles

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John Giles wants to tell his life story, in his own words. Sticking with the habit of a lifetime,  he’s going to say it as he sees it.

This is the tale of a young Dublin boy raised in the inner city markets area, a gifted  teenager who signed for the Busby Babes two years before the […]

The Scholarship

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In the heart of Dublin’s north inner city, Belvedere College is one of Ireland’s highly respected educational establishments. A fee-paying private school, it boasts some of Ireland’s most famous names among its ranks of former students – from James Joyce to Tony O’ Reilly to Garret FitzGerald – as well as hundreds of other high […]

Know The Score

This sports quiz tests the knowledge of our country’s brightest stars in a bid to determine if they Know The Score. More familiar with performing under the glare of thousands of spectators, Ireland’s best sports people will step under the studio lights in the ultimate sporting trivia contest.

An eight-part series produced for RTÉ One, presenter […]

Inside Trinity

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Trinity College Dublin is the most historic and prestigious institution in Irish education. Loosehorse Television and RTÉ come together to produce an unprecedented landmark 4-part series set within its storied walls.

A vibrant and breathing portrait of university life – capturing the depth and breadth of human and educational experiences that happen within Trinity’s campus, extending […]